Safety measures with children's car seats seem to be constantly evolving. By the time a second or third child enters your life, the car seat from the first one is likely no longer up to snuff. To make sure you not only have the proper seat, but have it properly installed, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Department will host a child seat inspection clinic this Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Washington Square Mall at the corner of Green River Road and Washington Avenue on Evansville's east side.

The event, in partnership with the  Automotive Safety Program, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, will also feature a "bicycle safety rodeo" with members of the Department's bicycle patrol on hand to answer questions about bicycle safety, as well as allow kids to ride through their specially designed safety course.

Children who bring their bikes to participate will receive a free bicycle helmet courtesy of Deaconess Health System, according to the Sheriff's Department.

If you are unsure whether or not you have your child's car seat properly secured, or you're pretty sure you do, but want to have someone check it out just for peace of mind, swing through the Washington Square Mall parking lot Thursday afternoon. A member of the Sheriff's Department will be happy to take a look.

For more information on Thursday's inspection clinic, choosing the right car seat for your child, as well as Indiana’s child passenger seat law, visit the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Department website.

[Source: Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Department]